The newly refurbished state of the art Siemens switchboard factory in Savar was inaugurated on Saturday.
Michael Schultheiss, deputy head of mission of embassy of federal republic of Germany inaugurated the mission as the chief guest while Prabal Bose, managing director of Siemens Bangladesh Ltd was also there, said a press release.
Spread over an area of 1763 square meters, the switchboard factory manufactures high quality of switchgear and control panels ranging from low to medium and high voltage level.
In the next phase, it will expand the production to world class type tested panels. The factory has established the competence to manufacture products with 25% to 30% localization, while retaining the world-class quality standards.
In a separate statement Peter Fahrenholtz, ambassador of embassy of the federal republic of Germany in Bangladesh said “Siemens has been a partner of the people of Bangladesh for more than 60 years. This German company with a history of more than 170 years strives to make the lives of the people better for example by building power plants. Today, we mark another important milestone of Siemens in Bangladesh. It is a great pleasure for me to be present at the inauguration of the new Siemens switchboard factory in Savar and I am happy to know that it will further contribute to deepen the already close and friendly links between Germany and Bangladesh”.
Speaking at the inauguration, Bose, managing director of Siemens Bangladesh said, “We are happy that our new revamped switchboard factory is now operational. With this, we have a strong and complete portfolio in the power distribution sector in Bangladesh. Our constant endeavor has been to bring high quality and innovative technology to Bangladesh with emphasis on local manufacturing. Our switchboard factory, apart from adding local value, also enables us to offer our customers reliable products and services”.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years.
The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization.
One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.